Posted on 2006/09/30 07:25:14 (September 2006).
[Monday 25th September]
Went for a day out to Yamaguchi, the neighbouring prefecture to Hiroshima. The main event was to go and see the Akiyoshido Caves, which I have to admit were rather spectacular. Unfortunately given the difficult lighting conditions the resulting pictures are a bit of a disappointment - but in a sense that makes it all the more worthwhile having actually visited in person.
Not only were the caves themselves very impressive, but as an added bonus, after visiting the caves we also went up to see the hills on top of the cave complex. There were lots of limestone rocks protruding from the ground, and it wasn't the usual forest covered mountain landscape you see in Japan - if anything it was a somewhat English looking panorama. Very nice indeed.
On the way back to Hiroshima we also fit in a visit to Rurikoji, a temple in Yamaguchi city itself (well, more or less).
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